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KOFY
Oct 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
>> pack house tonight at the oakland city council meeting where emotions are on edge. why things started spiraling out of control? good evening. the city manager closed off the balcony tonight. they said it was for safety reasons. but it setoff the crowd before the city council meeting ever even started. overflow crowd refused to watch the meeting ma separate room and chanted outside the council chbers. they were there demanding the police reportedly officer involved shooting death of allen blue ford. police claim he had a gun when they shot him last may. >> we are just trying to get answers and we say it and say it and haven't been able to get answers. at ever turn shut down. we have been discourage discouraged. we have been treated badly. >> but don't just come and yel yell. because that doesn't change anything. come and work with us to change the policies and procedures. >>reporter: crowd continued to shout down the council for about an hour before city councilman reid handed over his cope of the police report to blue ford parents. there it is in hisrtz hand. late this afterno
KOFY
Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
someone breaking windows, dumping trash and stealing his motorcycle from city hall. >> i will say that the number of acts of vandalism i have been subjected to over the recent past causes me to believe that this incident is related to my position as mayor and not as my position as an attorney. >> reporter: neither the mayor nor investigators will publicly speculate about why he is being targeted. davis has recently been confronted with anger over several officer involved shootings in the city and he last called on the attorney general to investigate. residents supported him. >> i think he is resilient. i am hoping things will go well. >> i think it's unfortunate that criminal elements is running rampant in our city. >> the whole city, it's about safety. >> they have provided extra security for davis and his family. the lieutenant in charge of the investigation says the possibility of domestic terrorism has not been ruled out. >> it's serious. any time you have violence against someone in public office, that is serious. >> davis says he doesn't fear for his safety and told me he co
KOFY
Oct 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
chp to help patrol city streets. 7 news reporter thomas roman has more. >>reporter: oakland is seeing the crime rate sky rocket and homicide rate already 20 percent higher than it was all last year. so not surprising the city has called for reinforce ments. the city announced california highway patrol and alameda county sheriff's department will begin helping patrol oakland starting next week. 103 homicides so far this year. oakland police department has been under staffed over-worked and out numbered at times by occupy protestors. the city has been asking for help for the past few weeks and now the governor has authorized the chp to patrol oakland streets. specific have not been worked out nor the funding for the additional patrols but the mayor says the money is available and police chief howard jordan admits he needs the help. >> as long as they can be here we can afford therjs be realistic. whether i'm asking the sheriff to do is for 90 day operation and reasichlts i can afford some level of cooperation between the highway patrol and the sheriff until my police academy churn out m
KOFY
Oct 10, 2012 12:00am PDT
, profound profit on behalf of the city. the message is loud and clear by every member that was listening intensely like everody el. now it i about moving rwar we want to mend fences. joy he has been fighting this battle for -- >> he has been fighting this battle for a year or so after a domestic violence charge. the ethics commission says he committed official misconduct, but tonight he got enough votes on the board of supervisors to keep his job. and his we al eressed relief >>finay i feel th jtice was do. i have a message for mayor lee. you have to be bigger mayor. >> i am asking you not to be scared of setting a precedent of removing a sheriff for office for misconduct related to the sheriff's role. >> can i have medicine? >> ♪ y'all call it city hall ♪ i call it silly hall >> well, those were some of the people who made public comments during this meeting which began at 2:00 in t afrnoon. they heard five hours of public comment. the few people who wanted him kicked out of his job heard boos and hisses when they finished speaking. there has been no word yet from mayor ed
KOFY
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
murder rate in the city and his plea comes at the same time his department is under the threat of a federal take over. nick smith is on the story. >> i think a lot of these issues are in pockets where if you are playing with that crowd then that's what's going to happen. >>reporter: she appears to be right. she opened the barbecue here 10 months ago. knows about the violence that plague the city but it has avoided her and the restaurant. she thinks she knows why. >> we communicate with the people in the neighborhood and look out for us. >>reporter: communicate. that's what oakland city leaders are trying to do. >> many in our community are reluctant to come forward with information. >>reporter: oakland police chief jordan led a press conference focusing on the city effort to reduce crime. rash of gun violence left 5 people dead in less than 24 hours raising the number of those killed by gun violence in the city of oakland to 90. today the department introduced tip watch. new tool to fight crim crime. >> this is one of many ways that you can help reduce violent crimes in oakland. >>r
KOFY
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
strong supporters at city hall. witing cwd gr to about 0 or more. most of them seem to be his admirers. mark ream and lopez spoke to us outside. >> i am so happy with all the support. i hope the mayor and supervisors listen to the people because this is the message. >> it's culmination after 10 months of what has been an amazing ordeal agonizing to our family and to the san francisco family, frankly. >>reporter: meeting started promptly at 2 with packed chamber and standing room only at 2 overflow rooms. first the ethic commission president spoke about the members decision in august. >> by 4-1 vote the commission decided that the mayor had sustained the charges of official misconduct on the basis of the physicalbuse from the sheriff. >>reporter: deputy city attorney kaiser presented the mayor case. asking the supervisors to uphold his suspension. >> the sheriff in his testimony to them deliberately minimized and sanitized his account of the events of december 31. that he was not truthful. that he was not forthcoming. >>reporter: attorney david wagner represented mirkarimi. who
KOFY
Oct 31, 2012 12:00am PDT
with the details in a few minutes. >> speaking of that parade, the city of san francisco is putting the finishing touches on it right now to honor the world champion giants. fans are gathering at civic center plaza. that's where hundreds of thousands are expected tomorrow. cornell bernard has a preview for us. >> the stage is set here at city hall to celebrate the giants everywhere you look. folks are already starting to gather and checking out the imrand strand where the giants parade will pass by. >> a big party being planned at city hall where it is all about banners and hundreds of balloons. celebrating the giants' world series win. >> at pier54, they are stapling up a storm. joy i just do what i am told -- >> i just do i am told. i staple. >> they have one goal, cover the floats from front to back in orange and black in time for the victory parade. >> now we can go through the floats like termites getting them ready. i suspect don't stand here too long. they probably will decorate you. >> giant support staff will ride on the float. the players themselves will travel the parade
KOFY
Oct 16, 2012 12:00am PDT
will be held in the rotunda at san francisco city hall at 4:30 p.m. senator feinstein and libya ambassador to the u.s. are expected to attend. stevens grew up in piedmont and graduate from uc berkeley and hastings school of law. strong bay area tie that's why the memorial is being held here. >>> tv and voice your vote president says to expect a stronger fight from him tomorrow nature. mr. obama and mitt romney in seclusion tonight prepping for debate no. 2. town hall meeting at the university on long island new york. in the absence of husband the candidate wives were on campaign trail today and mrs. obama challenged to fight for every vote and romney in pennsylvania telling the crowd how happy she is with the republican candidate performance in the first the debate. tomorrow is highly anticipated. >>> presidential debate tomorrow night at 6:00 o'clock. we will carry it live here on abc 7 news. hope you can joan us. >> more americans at risk tonight from a meningitis outbreak. 15 people have died. doctors have seen 214 cases. regulators link the outbreak to a steroids used for sp
KOFY
Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
city of san francisco. big event big crowd. 1 million visitors expected to kilometer into the city this wednesday. america's cup. world series. along the embarcadero hardly strictly blue grass festival in golden gate park. giants have my off games at 6:30 p.m. both saturday and sunday. lus the castro street fair and ilian heritage parade on sunday and that doesn't even include fleet week. >> that's always a thrill. blue angel practicing over san francisco this afternoon for the show this weekend. 7 news with a look at all of the hoopla going on around here. wayne? >>reporter: all right san francisco. are you ready? >> ready for what? >>reporter: if she really needs to know. she should ask george. >> i have fleet week. i have the boat race on sunday. fr frainers playing sunday. i have the giants playing saturday and sunday. i got bieber playing saturday. i got madonna playing saturday and sunday. tive the ucla playing cal. >>reporter: in short estimated 1 million people trying to get from point a to b and then maybe c or d. >> million people that's what i heard. >>reporter: minus on
KOFY
Oct 8, 2012 11:30am PDT
around oakland city hall after 250 protesters went on a vandalism spree last night. they broke windows and damaged cars around 6 p.m.. the targets included city hall, police recruiting station, several banks and other businesses, plus cars parked along the street. there are no reports of any arrests. >>> vigil will be held tonight for a hercules woman found stabbed in her home. 55-year-olsusie ko was found friday night the murder weapon has not been found. the family is holding a memorial for the retired schoolteacher tonight at 8:30 on ash court in hercules. the family is trying to find her killer through social media. they are asking u to kee an eye en forer light blue 2011 subaru outback. >>> cities are experiencing long delays this morning a computer connection problem is preventing alaska from checking in passengers other airports in portland, spokane and los angeles in seattle where alaska is the dominant carrier passengers are being checked in manually. we checked the bay aa's airports an hour ago, none are reporting problems. >>> right now, san jose-based grocery chain
KOFY
Oct 17, 2012 11:30am PDT
jammed lately. he says people have been calling him from daly city and san jose asking him how to get here. we checked in at the dug-out store in walnut creek it has been there for a year some workers say they were nervous locating there. this is the east bay could be considered a's territory. they say it has been very busy especially in these last few days people not only buying merchandise but watching the games they have screens in there, the games playing. giants' fever is alive and strong here in walnut creek. >> i bleed orange and black baby and it is our anniversary tomorrow so i'm buying this for him now he's going to know. >> there hasn't been an open seat, in the restaurant, standing room only at the bar over 150 what we were supposed to have. crazy weekend. >> reporter: scutaro was hurt monday when mat holliday slid into him but he is okay he will be playing today. he will be hard at work, but a lot of fans will be skipping out of work today to watch this 1:00 game. we've seen people coming in their work clothes this morning and placing a reservation for lunch. they say
KOFY
Oct 12, 2012 12:00am PDT
>> big bang. 2 powerful blast rock the city of vallejo tonight. street shut down and neighborhood evacuated because of what police suspect was a bomb maker next door. good evening. >> the neighborhood around fern wood drive georgia street shut down tonight. lillian kim 30's with more. >>reporter: about 8 blocks or so have been cordoneed off but things finally winding down. investigators believe all the explosive did he advice from his this vallejo home accounted for. good news for residents who have been told it's now safe to return to their homes. vallejo police arrived at the 3700 block of georgia street after getting a tip that the person living here was manufacturing and detonating explosive did he advises. investigators aren't giving specifics. only that they found multiple did he advises but we have been told what they found were probably pipe bombs. vallejo police doesn't have a bomb squad of their own that's why they asked the fbi and napa county sheriff's department for help. they used robot to find the bomb in the house. they then placed them in the middle of the street,
KOFY
Oct 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
, stole electronic equipment and five-month-old dog named miko. police and city councilmembers pitched in to offer reward the dog has a microchip. >>> just ahead, major milestone for facebook. the status update mark you canner -- mark zuckerberg made this morning. >>> rare and beautiful sight, [ male announcer ] are you ready for tomorrow's technology today? then switch to at&t u-verse tv. add the wireless receiver exclusively from at&t, and you're no longer tied to the tv outlet. move your tv wherever you want in your home...even outside. [ megan ] call now and switch to u-verse for just 29 a month for six months, with a total home dvr included, free for life. add hbo and cinemax and get the first three months free. plus you can bundle tv and u-verse high sed iernet with seds up t24 megs. [ ma annouer ] our total hr lets you rord fo sho at once... and play them back in any room. every channel is in 100-percent, crystal-clear digital picture and sound. and you can upgrade to get 170 hd channels -- that's more than cable. [ megan ] so call now and switch to u-verse for just 29 a month f
KOFY
Oct 19, 2012 12:00am PDT
placed before the court he will be cleared of the charges. >>> oakland city council candidate whose campaign center piece is the call for more police officers was mugged last night near his hope. it happened when dan was heading home from an anti-crime meetin meeting. he says the mugging could have been prevented with officers on the street proving his campaign message. >> we are way under staffed in our police department. need more police. throughout the city. every neighbor. patrolling the neighborhood on regular basis. >>reporter: robert took his wallet, robert was not hurt. >> new tonight. called camping for cause. right now group of students and alumni from san jose state university has pitched tent on campus ground in support of minimum wage. annual sleep over is to raise awareness of poverty problems. this year the sleep over is to support san jose measure d. it would raise minimum wage from 8 to continue dollars. measure will be on the november 6 ballot. >> new tonight a disappointing honey moon for couple visiting san francisco. after a tour of alcatraz the newlywed went to
KOFY
Oct 26, 2012 12:00am PDT
and eventually set up a tent at the plaza where the occupy movement maintained a tent city last year. but police are ready to prevent that from happening. they have been keeping their distance and we have seen about 6 police advance following those demonstrators throughout downtown oakland. tonight during occupy oakland general assembly speakers urged protestors in the to vandalize during the march. some occupy members even argued with younger demonstrators who appeared to be ready to do some damage. >> what do you have? fv nice shiny rock. what could you potentially do with that. chuck it through a window. i'm only going to use this in case of an emergency. that's it. and that's nothing else. >>reporter: you have no plans of bricking into any of the business window. >> no. none whatsoever. >>reporter: police say several ac transit buses have been diverted from parts of downtown oakland and frank ogawa plaza but so far no reports of vandalism and only one arrest. we are told the group has dwindled down to 60 but police will be monitoring them throughout the night. reporting live in d
KOFY
Oct 9, 2012 11:30am PDT
12th visit to the city another brief but lucrative trip. >> money is going to the swing stat and calornia ha beco te bankg state. ifou loo at where the most money has come, not only for obama but for romney, california is number one. >> reporter: it began last night with a roundtable for 25 wealthy donors. each patron paid $40,000. then the president met with 100 people who paid $20,000 each to have dinner with him in the bill graham civic auditorium. outside the venue, 100 people staged protests against various policies, from the use of drones in pakistan, to the federal crackdown on marijuana. >> the president: i love you back thank yu everybody! >> reporter: the esident ended the day at a concert for 6,000 supporters at the auditorium tickets started at $200 per person. he alluded to his debate last week. >> the president: i had a bunch of of folks come to me, don't be so polite, don't be so nice. [ cheering ] president -- >> the president: but i want evybody to understand something, what was being prente wasn't leaderip, at's sasmansh. [ cheering ] >> the president: and we ca
KOFY
Oct 1, 2012 11:30am PDT
south bay today possibly 97 los gatos mid 80s millbrae 84, redwood city 93. half moon bay near 80° with mid 80s downtown san francisco, low to mid 90s north bay valleys your beaches in the north bay mid to upper 70s today, mid 80s to near 90° along the east bay shore dangerous heat east bay . not too far to go if you want to spend money to stay cool. near 100 morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. near record temperatures tahoe 81, 100 central valley to l.a., 86 san diego, 87 big sur warm at the coliseum tonight, 73° clear sky will cool to 64. lack of clouds temperatures in the 50s and 60s. cooling trend starting tomorrow most prevalent at the coast temperatures back in the 60s, back in the 70s wednesday around the bay back in the 80s where we should be by thursday inland hold steady friday this weekend could be a few degrees cooler than average with more clouds during the morning that will help slow the growth those two days. -- 49,000 viewers have now liked us on facebook because that you are all eligible to enter our sweep stakes to win $49,000. go to facebook.com/abc7news then click t
KOFY
Oct 18, 2012 11:30am PDT
redwood city, san jose, concord, san francisco 11 to 14° warmer. look for asterisk, mid to upper 80s los gatos possibly 90 mountain view 85 would be a record, 80 at half moon bay upper 70s most of the coast, 84 downtown san francisco with 80 in south san francisco and sausalito. mid to upper 80s north bay valleys santa rosa and napa's 86 possible records oakland 85, hayward 83 inland everybody is going to be around 90° in the east bay valleys that would be a record for concord and livermore's 91 would be a record. upper 80s morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. game forecast, a lot of sunshine changing to a clear star filled sky, 75 to 66° no need to worry about bundling up, no need to worry about rain. temperatures comfortable overnight, 50s. as we head overnight marine layer reestablished, sea breeze reestablishing as we head towards tomorrow's commute clouds coming into the bay and taking over there could be flight arrival delays into sfo cooler home. -- cooler tomorrow. 8 to 10° cooler tomorrow by the time we get to sunday we'll have lost 15 to 20°. cooler monday through wed
KOFY
Oct 11, 2012 11:30am PDT
here, 68 concord, sunshine in the next hour or two. 62 in the city with upper 50s at our coast. salinas 62, plenty of cloud cover, maybe a shower from gilroy to hollister. cloud cover today, decreasing throughout the north bay, looking at still a slight chance of showers. this one will be mainly in the north bay, then we clear out, i'm going to take that rain out saturday, mild to warm to even hot through next week. not too late to win $49,000 from abc7. these people want the chance: that i all ended through our facebook page the winner will be announced after the 49ers game here on abc7, october 18th. you can enter too go to facebook.com/abc7news then click the win $49,000 button that will take to you the online form where you can enter your details that. is just around the corner. our little mini heatwave is around the corner too but still maybe a little damp out there >>> there's no place like home for "good morning america" anchor robin roberts who resting in her own bed this morning. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ amen >> robin doing her celebration dance as she left the hospital yesterd
KOFY
Oct 26, 2012 11:30am PDT
they can make oakland a city where you come here to commit the crime they will catch you. terry mcsweeney, "abc 7 news". >> cheryl: there is major break this morning in a cast treo valley house fire in which a woman's body was found. they arrested two teenagers with the death of bar rah-rah woman last thursday. they say 18-year-old and 16-year-old set her body and house on fire to cover up the crime. one is a distant relative of the victim's family. sheriff's deputies say he was arrested when he flew to tennessee after committing the crime. sheriff's department were intent to burglarizing her home. 16-year-old has been charged as an adult in that crime. >>> now we have learned there is a bay area connection to a horrifying crime in new york in which a nanny is accused of killing two young children. katie marzullo joins us from the newsroom. family use to live and work here. >> reporter: the family used to live in san francisco noe valley they bought their home last year and now they live in manhattan the scene of a horrible tragedy. on 75th street nanny on a stretcher being rush
KOFY
Oct 23, 2012 9:00pm PDT
speechless. this would be one of those occasions. city. made an impression on wayne. go giants. >>> well coming up. stock take the biggest drop since june. brace yourself for roller coaster few weeks. earning season. that story just ahead. >> plus the biggest one week plunge in gas price ins more than 4 years. find out where you can fill up for less than 3.50 a gallon these days. >> it is as tight a race as it could be. new presidential poll as candidate go coast to coast next 48 hours including a visit to california. >>> and you have heard about robbery at atm many, many times but how about stealing the entire machine? exactly how long it took in exactly how long it took in real time surveillance video. >> over the past week we have seen the biggest drop in gas prices in 4 years. gallon of gas costs you 12 cents less than last woke and praises expected to keep falling. analyst say it's because summer driving season is over and stations switched to winter blend fuel that are more efficient. gallon of gas cost 3.68 and there's one here selling for 3.39 on willow pass road by the
KOFY
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
>> [ yelling] raucous night at the oakland city council meeting where large crowd demanded answers in officer involved shooting. good evening. >> about half othat angry crowd was locked out of tonight oakland city council meeting tlvlt was talk of overflow room but none was made available. abc 7 news reporter was in the thick of it and he's live at oakland city hall for us right now. allen. >>reporter: two weeks ago the same demonstrators forced the city council to cancel their meeting. the plan this time by the city was to limit the seating so that police could control the crowd. city manager decision to close off the balcony for safety purposes setoff the crowd before the meeting even started. with limited seats the overflow crowd refused to watch on tv in a separate room. extra police were called in to guard the doors. l 30. will be no business as usual in oakland until there's justice for. >>reporter: they demand police report on the officer involved shooting death of 18-year-old allen bloom ford. police believe the high school senior had a gun when they shot him last may. >> w
KOFY
Oct 15, 2012 9:00pm PDT
forum ambassador stevens held tomorrow in the rotunda at san francisco city hawchlt take place at 4:30. senator feinstein and libya ambassador to the yous are expected to attend. stevens grew up in piedmont and graduate from uc berkeley and hastings school of law. that's why the memorial held here. those ties to our area. >> the state public utility commission has named a man as republic you twaition peace make tore celts talk over the san bruno pipeline explosion. former senator mitchell of maine who won the nobel peace prize for brokering a 1998 peace treaty in northern ireland has been appointed to mediate talk was pg&e. he will oversee talk between the utility and the public utility commission. city of san francisco and san bruno and turn that's a local consumer group. they have been unable to reach an agreement on how much pg&e should pay for its negligence san bruno and whether stockholders or rate payers should foot the bill. turn raised an objection to mitchell selection in the role calling it a back room deal. and that everyone should have had a role in picking a mediator. >>
KOFY
Oct 30, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. sea bright today, just buried. atlantic city, scenes from above the iconic boardwalk now in ruins. recovery in the garden state just beginning, but today saving lives was the top priority. >> you can't walk, she can't walk but she is not injured and we're just waiting to reunite her with her daughter. >> first responders also racing to save lives in new york, boats navigating the streets of staten island across the street from manhattan. tirfied 3-year-old lifted into the arms of safety. rescue crews are expected to work through the night to make sure people that are stranded in their homes are able to get to safety. >> dan: one family said they moved their belongings four feet off the floor in their home. problem is they got five feet of water. so it all flooded. >> so many deaths and injuries have been caused by falling trees, crashing on to roads and into houses. some incredible video from people not knowing what they were about to see. here is david curly. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> 16-year-old taping it all from his window. first a neighbor's tree. then a tree snapped in t
KOFY
Oct 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the story. >> new york city detectives have not figured out why a nanny would have violently stabbed two young children in her care, but they are thousand saying the 50-year-old woman may have been having financial problems and recently sought psychological help. the disturbing murder of two children in this manhattan apart meant building sent shock waves across the country of the she returned home to find two of her children stabbed to death in a bath to be. two-year-old leo and six-year-old lucia killed by their nanny. and then she started stabbing herself when the mother walked in. she was later wheeled away on a stretcher. >> on the floor of the bathroom is the nanny who apparently inflicted wounds on her throat. >> reporter: they recently moved to new york from san francisco. their former neighbors are shocked to hear of the tragedy. >> i remember that he had gotten a job. they were going to move to new york. >> reporter: this is a neighborhood of lots of young families with children. many with nannies of their own. both parents work. eve
KOFY
Oct 7, 2012 9:00pm PDT
broke the gls at city hall and smashes windows in businesses. all this lasting about 30 minutes before the group dispersed. there is no word of anyone being arrested. we'll have a live report at 11:00 over on abc7. >>> good evening, i'm ama daetz. welcome to the first edition of abc news at 9:00. an emergency order by the governor as gas surprises spiked. average price is 4.65 a gallon but you can find plenty of stations selling gas at more than $5 a gallon. more from tomas ramon. >> rick of berkeley is filling up here in orinda. he says the price came as shock from what he paid a few days ago. >> it's gone up 50 cents since last time. >> reporter: the price of gasoline has gone up more than 50 cents in many bay area cities. some california gas prices are more than a dollar above the national average. price hike is blamed on few refinery problems in the state. governor brown asked treirns switch to a winter formula of gas. he says that will bring in 8-10% more supply spelling relief to drivers and businesses. they find the percentages a bit optimistic. >> if it is right, that would hav
KOFY
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. no one has come to city hall to officially inquire about the process. mirkarimi goes back on his job next week. >>> well the rift between san jose mayor and the police and fire union is growing tonight. union have been at war with mayor reid over pay cut an pension reform and now accusing him of breaking the law. david lieu has the latest from san jose. >>reporter: campaign mayoral would you expect to see with election over 3 weeks away. but they have caught the eye of the san jose police and fire union. they think they are being financed by what they consider an illegal transfer of 100,000 dollars from one independent campaign fund to another. >> on tuesday i spoke with 3 different campaign law attorneys and took them through these facts. all 3 of them saind givecly this is a clear violation of the law. >>reporter: so the union filed a complaint with the state fair political practice commission. the complaint single out mayor reid. they have been locking horns with him over 10% pay cut and pension reform to ease the city budget deficit. >> i would hope they would have enough integri
KOFY
Oct 25, 2012 11:30am PDT
live in the city and believe more needs to be done about the tactics used by oakland police when dealing with confrontation. video from last year, this time the steps of city hall turned into eye tent city police took action to clear it after city officials believed it to be unsafe and unsanitary. demonstrators post add agenda for today which include a meeting at city hall this afternoon marching through the streets and reestablishing the encampment at frank ogawa plaza. asking supporters to bring tents, warm clothes and friends. last year dozens of police and hundreds of protesters clashed violently. the law enforcement used tear gas and other crowd control methods. the number of protesters diminished with each round of gas. this morning, we found banks and businesses anticipating demonstrations tonight started the boarding up process. not knowing what to expect. again, the group that spoke today said, hey, we don't support that however, we support each group's opportunity to speak and be heard. finally, some of those posting on social media sites talking today's demonstration h
KOFY
Oct 18, 2012 12:00am PDT
city streets. the city needs help with major crimes, up 20% this year. police chief howard jordan told the city council he would like to temporarily hire officers from other agencies to fill the gaps. oakland is training new officers a the a police academy class now. however, they won't be ready for the streets until march. >>> oakland police are hoping a newly released surveillance video will jog the memory of those who saw the man who murdered the victim. he accidentally taped the car in front of him seen here while parallel parking. the two people inside that car then confronted butler inside this store and then followed and killed him a block away. a $25,000 reward has been posted for the arrest and conviction of those responsible. >>> a man accused of trying to blowup the federal reserve building in new new york city is under arrest. they nabbed him this morning. they say he tried to detonate a van outside the federal reserve building with what he thought were explosives. they were actually fakes sold to him by an undercover agent. the federal reserve building is just three b
KOFY
Oct 9, 2012 12:00am PDT
auditorium in the city where the president spoke to fired up crowd just a short time ago. lillian? >>reporter: dan, 4 million dollars that's how much the president raid in san francisco in just one day. president obama appeared at the bill gram civic auditorium for the third final fundraiser of the day. objective, fire up the troops. >> hello san francisco. we are here because we have got some work to do. we are hear because we have got an election to win. >>reporter: this is mr. obama sixth fundraising from i hope to san francisco this year. i arrived at sfo before 2:00 p.m. . then headed straight to the intercontinental hotel where 25 people paid 40,000 dollars each for a meet and greet with the president. those who didn't want to fork out that kind of cash made their way to the bill gram civic auditorium for one of 2 events. 20,000 dollar per plate dinner and 200 dollar per person rally. people say because of the president lack luster debit performance last week, the support and money are needed now more than ever. >> after the debate i thought if romney got elected and i hadn'
KOFY
Oct 24, 2012 11:30am PDT
. you can see the ballpark in all its glory. what it looked like in redwood city this morning some of the heaviest downpours on the peninsula causing a wet commute. >> live look from heavenly resort this is in lake tahoe there's still snow coming down there the skies are dark, going to be storming for a little while. open day for ski season normally november, however, boreal ski resort is going to try to open this friday morning squall valley will try to hold a special event -- squaw valley will try to hold a special event this thursday. >> meteorologist mike nicco tracking conditions now. >>> good morning. here's a look at live doppler there's the sweep with the latest information coming across napa that storm slowly heading easement around pueblo avenue back towards dry -- creek road this is the border there, all this will head towards wooden valley road vacaville and fairfield the next 30 minutes. return across the san mateo bridge towards larkspur this will head east over the next hour richmond, el cerrito, san pablo possibly through the east bay hills, walnut creek, pleasant hill
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
into the city and tonight police are offering some advice. amma in front of the uss make on island in san francisco. >>reporter: we have a lot going on this weekend. music festival. street parade. we even have another festival. giants are playing. 9 remembers playing and yes this is pretty much a give away. that fleet week is coming ashore. police are going to be out on patrol trying to keep trouble to minimum but they say you can help them by not becoming an available victim. teaming with sailor military and otherwise in san francisco. ameri cup racing and flight week just 2 of several major events going on this weekend. huge crowds are expected to congest the city streets and more people sometimes means more crime. >> obviously we have an increase amount of pic pocket or theft fm person or the purse being snatched. >>reporter: she and her daughter plan to hit fleet wee week, america's cup and the castro street fair. armed with some common sense. >> i pay attention what i have on me and make sure i don't get in a crush of people. >>reporter: she's ditching the bulky stroller. >> when
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Oct 16, 2012 9:00pm PDT
killed in libya was remembered today in san francisco. hundreds of people packed city hall to honor ambassador christopher stevens. guest speaker included representative barbara lee and former secretary of state george shuttle. they talked about how stevens helped create a positive relationship between the u.s. and the middle east. stevens family says despite his work over seas as ambassador he still had a very active role in their family. >> chris was a huge presence in our family. though he lived far away he had a lot of friend. very challenging job. he always came home and when he came home for christmas for our wedding for hilary baby shower he was really there. he wasn't text messaging. he wasn't e mailing. he was running with us. playing tennis. eating. drinking. telling stories. and extracting our stories. >>reporter: stevens has tie to the bay area graduating from uc berkeley and uc sf hastings school of law. >> oracle 72 foot america cup yacht being towed back to port after capsizing in the bay this afternoon then being swept out to sea. past the golden gate bridge. roughly
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Oct 10, 2012 9:00pm PDT
his back pay. in case you are wondering how much all of this cost the city attorney's offense i office inl fees, it is is $1.2 million. vic lee, abc 7 news. >>> sports is making news tonight santa rosa cyclist levi leipheimer has been suspended. he is banning for taking part in what it calls the most sophisticated professionalized and successful doping program the sport has seen and at the center of the program says the government lance armstrong based on 1,000 pages of testimony, lab results and financial transactions the agency says that armstrong used drugs while cycling and demanded that teammates dopas well. >>> the giants staid alive in the best of five series with cincinnati, beating the reds today. the fans are confident and they were before tonight's game. >> i want everyone to swing. let's go oakland! >> the home field advantage. the a's have done it before. >> so much excitement at the coliseum. as we speak, though, the a's have a little work to do in the the game between the a's and the giants it is like christmas, though, for bay area sports fans. lots of fun. sport
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Oct 19, 2012 9:00pm PDT
friday. coming up forbes magazine is without another list. what has the city of oakland ranked no. 3. that story coming up. >> plus college confidential. can social media hurt your children chances of getting into schools? >> also. pedal power whole new meaning for bicyclist. coming up. charging your smart phone on the go. >> and find out how you can help nasa investigate the meteor that fell to earth. landed somewhere in the bay >> new area code to the south bay and will impact the phone calls of nearly two million people every day. why? we explain. >>reporter: thanks to so many people with phone lines in santa clara county as of tomorrow those calling from land line will have to dial 1 plus the area code and the 7 digit phone number. >> inconvenient? >> yes kind of. actually a lot because all my numbers are saved like 4 08 so i have to change everything. >>reporter: not everything. if you are dialing from a cell phone you don't have to add the 1. but if you work in an office and say a large university you will have to change your dialing a bit. >> those of us doing it by hand have
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Oct 25, 2012 12:00am PDT
. he is suing the city. the city, the police department and two other officers. he says they routinely went out to eat or took in a movie when they were forced to work. he was forced to retire early after his team labeled him a snitch. it began in october 2010 when he says he left a poohy swraw party. >> i -- when he left a pizza party. >> that's the coaster, but do i have to do what people do? no. it is just because people say it is okay it doesn't mean it is okay. >> a representative from the city attorney's office says it has reviewed the complaint and found the claims to be unsubstantiated and will defend the lawsuit. >>> it is like winning the lottery. the facebook employees who are about to be worth $5 billion. >> also world series winner. the lucky young woman who earned a chance to be a part of tomorrow night's pre game ceremonies. we'll tell you how she did. it. >> and the campaign photo that turned out to be more about a certain kiss. >> and then later on "nightline" . >> i'm bill we bill weir, the near death experience that convinced a brain surgeon that heaven is real becau
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
help the city recover after an earthquake or tsunami. it has been used to respond to humanitarian crisis such as hurricane katrina. it is the military might steaming in for fleet week. >> it is a fun time of year. boy, impressive stuff. >>> let's take you outside. a very nice night to wp up the big orae open world conference in san francisco. >> and this is treasure island where there is a big party. pearl jam is performing, and it looks like there is a ferris wheel out there. >> and sandhya patel is here. a beautiful day all over the bay area. >> that's right. and they are jamming to cooler weather here in the bay area. it is 14 dries -- 14 degrees cooler. so it is certainly better weather. we will show you what brought the cooling, and this is a time lapse from this afternoon. watch the marine layer as it deepens. it is the fog layer we are talking about. it has increased. it is 2200 feet deep. that will allow it as we check out live doppler 7hd to push into the bayside communities and into some the inld valleys. already mad its wa into the nth bay an down the sanas valle were i
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Oct 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
city to take part in an unprecedented weekend of high-profile events. along with the blue angels there is the america's cup world series along the embarcadero, the hardly strictly bluegrass festival in golden gate park. the giants have playoff games at 6:30 p.m. on saturday and sunday. the castro stree fair d th italn ritage pade on nday. that to name a feof t ents. ama tes isive tonit with what i gng on. am how do you get where you are going? >> dan, it is dizzying thinking about all of the events. it is hard to keep them straight. we are here at pier39 where people are hanging out and having a good time before he take a cab home or walk to where they are going. tomorrow i expect lots more people to be out here to check out things like the blue angels. >> that's the best part of our job. the flying is unbelievable, but to meet kids and get them excited about what they have to offer or staying in school, that's what it is all about. >> big crowds never get old, but they will fly over the traffic while the rest of us are stuck in it. >> we will get here early and camp out all day. >> an
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Oct 12, 2012 11:30am PDT
north san jose police are still searching for the gunman this is the city's 37th homicide of the year >> traffic flowing smoothly again on the bay bridge after an accident during the morning commute that caused massi back-upcoming into san francisco. -- massive back-up coming into san francisco, two vehicles collided, two lanes blocked for a while tow truck had to upright a vehicle that overturned one person was taken to the hospital with chest baines. >>> in vallejo accused bomb maker expected to be charge after authorities found explosives in his home. that was one of a couple of powerful barths that rocked the neighborhood. bomb squad used robots to search the home on georgia street and detonated all the materials found inside police say a tip led them to the home. they are not releasing the suspect's identity. >>> teenager charged with trying to kill a mill valley couple and stealing a celebrity chef's lamborghini could face more charges. the d.a. wants to charge 18-year-old max wade for trying pull a gun on the decks who went to arrest him. he stole chef guy fieri's lamborgh
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Oct 20, 2012 12:00am PDT
that means people working will have to find alternate routes. it works this foster city. >> i get there and it will take an hour or more. >> the -- they begin on saturday at the san mateo event center. she made her con success assistant and audience knows the closure. >> we sent bull law tins to everybody concerned. we hope everyone will take that into account. >> cal trans is asking everyone to plan routes using alternate bridges in order to travel this weekend. here is an idea, with a map showing you those alternate routes, now highway 237 to the south of the dunbar ton bridge and the bay bridge is an alternate route you should use. back here live at the mateo bridge, since the giants won and will be playing on sunday, if you are headed out to the park, make sure that you pick another alternate route. you are not going to be able to use the san mateo bridge. thomas roman, abc7 news. >> thank you. for help navigating around the closure download our exclusive traffic app. you will find that at abc7news.com/ways. >>> now as thomas said, a big night for the giants in saint st. louis. a mu
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Oct 29, 2012 9:00pm PDT
>>> sandy is no longer a hurricane. this is downtown new york city. wind and waves are causing huge problems there. i'm dan ashley. super storm sandy is being blamed for ten deaths. thousands of people are without power. utilities pulled the plug when water begin spilling over the seawall. the area of manhattan was dark chbdz. it extends from 29th street, south of times square. t.j. is live in cape may, new jersey. >> good evening. sandy may have made landfall several hours ago, but the winds have picked up considerably since then. it undoubtedly means many more power outages across the northeast. >> sandy made landfall in southern new jersey packing 80 mile-per-hour winds. before coming ashore the wrath and strength of this super storm was wreaking havoc throughout the northeast. recording breaking high tides and rough surf battered the coastline. roads washed away as communities got hit hard by flooding. water was pouring into ground zero in new york. more than 3 million people are without power in 11 states. part of the city that never sleeps is in the dark. the wall of a four st
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Oct 24, 2012 12:00am PDT
. the giants host the detroit tigers and the city is bathed in giants orange. some of the city's most famous landmarks are lit up as the first game approaches. if you want to be in the stands tomorrow there is still hope. abc7 goes live to the ballpark. it is not cheap, but doable, right? >> absolutely, dan. the problem is illegal tickets c. police warn that buying tickets on the street is a crime. selling tickets on the street is a crime. if you are not buying ckets from an authorized dealer, they warn that it is buyer be -- beware. >> been to probably 30 plus games so far. excited to go to a couple more. >> starting with the one that matters the most. the match up between the giants and the tigers. >> i am lucky enough to have gotten tickets and i can't wait. >> that's because game one was sold out weeks ago. >> this is the busiest time of the year at stub hub. >> there were tickets, but only available at seat geek and stub hub. >> right now everybody is thinking world series. right now over 10% of the traffic on the site is world series tickets. >> prices at stub hub range for
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Oct 29, 2012 11:30am PDT
evacuate from atlantic city, new jersey, casinos are boarded up and closed, part of the boardwalk has wash wad way. >> tourists and locals are preparing for flooding and power outages. in new york city waves are splashing over the sea walls. here's t.j. winick live. >> reporter: good afternoon whether here on the southern tip of new jersey or 150 miles north up in new york city, we are expect to see water rise from 6 to 11 feet. it could have a devastating impact on the east coast. forcasters predict this could be the worst storm in two generations. hurricane sandy is strengthening and heading north. with 50 million in its path. the eye is expect to make landfall late monday night in atlantic city, new jersey but will.i.am pack communites hundreds of miles away. >>> -- >> -- >> this is going to be a big storm, a difficult storm the great thing about america is we all pull together. >> reporter: the real fear is sandy's stor surge, fueled by high winds and a full moon. >> we are talking the ocean coming in causing massive flooding. >> reporter: already a spectacle early monday in cape
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Oct 30, 2012 11:30am PDT
york city the entrance to brooklyn battery park tunnel is flooded closed until further notice lower manhattan flooding fema sent national underwater team to drain the downtown area. more than seven million are without power. here's brandi hitt. >> reporter: good afternoon. new york is slowly starting to come back to life. superstorm sandy is living up to all warnings. at least 35 people have been killed. more than eight mill are without power. djg -- million are without power. sandy is leaving death, darkness and flooding as it moves inland. >> oh my gosh. no walls. >> reporter: the storm lost hurricane status monday as it made landfall on the new jersey shore 80 mile per hour winds. sandy had enough strength to flood lower manhattan with 13 foot storm surge and pushed this 700 ton tanker on to a staten island street. new york city subways under several feet of water. >> we've got all our resources to get everything open i am >> reporter: the damage is extensive in new york. a crane collapsed and still dangling 80 stories above streets. >> get on the sidewalk. >> reporter: major hos
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm PDT
related to the death of their son. last night's city council meeting filled once again with family and supporter who accuse police and city leaders of dragging their feet and releasing details on the may 6th shooting and worse concealing key elements of the investigation. >> unfortunately, it takes time. >> reporter: city council member larry reed said the family deserves to know the truth and so does the public. >> people want answers then theyshouldlet te pross run it crse. it is iumbe upoallf the paies to make sure we provide them with the answers. >> the okafor police chief claims he is doing hess best to provide the answers. he released a report last night on the investigation. he says the report will not answer all questions but will provide independently corroborated facts. >> one that should have and could have been given months ago. >> oakland attorney john burris is representing the family in the wrongful death suit against the it city and says the police report provides some basic information but also raises more questions than it answers. >> a number of witnesses did not se
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Oct 30, 2012 12:00am PDT
states. part of the city that never sleeps is in the dark. the wall of a four story building collapsed in manhattan exposing apartments inside. no one was injured. at least seven storm related deaths have been reported in connecticut, maryland and five in new york including three children. public transportation for more than 12 million people came to a halt in new york, flil and washington, d.c. when the eye of the storm passed over atlantic city the winds abated and clouds parted and full moon came out. >>> 60 million people will be impacted by this storm. fema has pledged over 3 beaten $5 billion for the cleanup if necessary. >> carolyn: and it's not just wind and rain punishing people. schools are closed in south carolina and blizzard warnings in west virginia. sandhya patel is here to show us where the storm is. >> check out doppler radar. you will see this storm is covering a large part of the east coast. there is snow falling right now and rain continues to batter the east coast. we'll show you where the snow is falling right now. it is extending from colombia, ohio, do
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Oct 28, 2012 9:00pm PDT
tonight. >> thousands are out here in san francisco civic center. this is the place to be. the city is going to celebrate, major league baseball. people from all over the bay area came here to share fun with giants fans. fortunately tonight they pulled it out in the tenth inning getting the run they needed. celebration has just begun. police officers are here to make sure things don't get out of the hand. most of the crowd is sober because alcohol was not allowed. we'll have more tonight at 11:00 >> people everywhere celebrating in the streets of san francisco, waving their flags. this is 22nd and mission. you are looking live 7 hd. they are so jubilant this evening. live at at&t park tonight. sergio quintana has joined the celebration there. >> reporter: we're crazy out here. probably about 20 minutes or so. in just the last few minutes, king street has been shut down there. are sea of people wandering over to at&t park. you can see this huge crowd of people here starting to make their way across king street. lots of police out here as well trying to keep a little bit of semblance
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Oct 15, 2012 11:30am PDT
two cities deputies responded. investigators say the shooting happened around 5:25 last night. longtime residents say the shooting doesn't surprise them too much, they've heard shots before, just further down the road. >> we've had shots, nothing this close. first time this close. it is unnerving, very. >> it start happening more and more it seems like more and more people are moving here from the city as the population grows things happen. >> reporter: investigators state victims are from san francisco, a man and woman in their 20s were killed. they haven't released their names. investigators are having a tough time they don't have much information they don't know whether the pair was walking or taken by car. they have interviewed people and have a few descriptions of a car leaving the area but they are all different. they haven't made any arrests and don't have suspects. >> i'm alarmed. i don't know what -- i feel safe most of the time. [ laughing ] >> i just didn't know about that. i don't know. i haven't digested it yet. >> reporter: with multiple descriptions of the car a
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Oct 17, 2012 9:00pm PDT
court tomorrow. if convicted he could be facing 25 years in prison. >> dan: crime is up so the city of oakland may be looking at outsourcing part of police department. sheriff's deputies and highway patrolman would work until cadets finish their training. burglaries are up about 40%. the city has already recorded 100 homicides. right now the police force is 629 officers. that is down from a high of 837 four years ago. officers are currently required to work overtime just to fail staffing levels. >>> a judge set bail at half a million for each of the two men charged with stabbing a football fan outside sunday's 49ers game. 22-year-old christopher yanna and another man were reigned today at san francisco city hall of justice of them pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon. the incident escalated into a physical confrontation because the victim was wearing a dallas cowboys jersey. >>> we're following the playoff run by the san francisco giants. >> in the center. game three, up two games to one. >> giants lose 3-1. the game ended on over an hour ago, delayed because of rain.
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Oct 13, 2012 12:00am PDT
chief wants to discipline 44 officers. the city hired an outside group to help investigate more than 1100 complaints against police. one of the protesters who was injured by officers says it has taken too long, but it is a step in the right direction. almost a year after this violent confrontation between officers and occupy oakland protesters, police are assigning blame. chief howard jordan confirms it was one of his officers who fired a beanbag at protestor scott olson, seriously injuring the iraq war veteran. >> permanently -- >> personally i don't think him losing a job is nearly enough. i think he committed a crime and should be put in jail. >> no one is saying what will happen to the unidentified officer, but a just released independent investigation claims four four oakland officers broke the department rules in several occupy protests over the past year. they are minor like officers failing to turn on their video recorders up to excessive use of force. >> i think it might be the first step in the right direction for opd. >> without naming names, the chief is recommending term
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